Creative Writing


May 17, 2017
Instructor and UMD MFA graduate Meg Eden's debut novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is coming out June 13th from Rare Bird Books.
April 25, 2017
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize and Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize.
April 12, 2017
MFA Candidate Chris Philpot has two poems ("Occupations of Uninhabited Space" and "I Am Full of Dread") in the most recent issue of Forklift, Ohio, and his poem "Category: Deserts of Utah" is forthcoming in the next issue of Whiskey Island. He also recently published an article ("Diva Worship as a Queer Poetics of Waste in D. Gilson's Brit Lit) in the recent anthology Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic: Advancing New Perspectives, published by Lexington Books.
April 12, 2017
Mark Fitzgerald was 1 of 12 poets selected to read at the closingceremony of the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival. His poem,"Night Paths," will appear in the spring issue of the San Pedro RiverReview.
April 12, 2017
Rachel Feingold am an adjunct with the Professional Writing Program, teaching Writing for the Arts (398A).She is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Translation Fellowship for her work as the editor of the premiere English translation of "Heaven Has No Ground," the last novel of famed Czech writer Hana Andronikova (who died of breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 44, after twice winning the Magnesia Litera, the Czech Republic's highest literary prize). DC-based indie publisher Plamen Press plans to publish it in 2018.
April 12, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, will be published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page." Continue reading for a description of Stealing Candy.
April 4, 2017
Howard Norman's new novel My Darling Detective was published on March 28.
April 4, 2017
 MFA graduate and current English lecturer, Radford Skudrna is pleased to announce that two of his poems have recently been accepted for publication. "Moving Statues" has been published in the March 2017 issue of Gravel Literary Journal, and "Deep Down" is forthcoming in the Spring 2017 edition of Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review.
March 29, 2017
The English Department is delighted to announce Gabrielle Fuentes, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, will be joining us this fall as a faculty member in the Program in Creative Writing. 
March 24, 2017
Lara Payne awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September 2016 and has a poem coming out in The Mom Egg Review in April 2017. She was recently added to the Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence Roster.

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